Well, this is happening.
I have long dreamt of showcasing my *own* food in a pop-up setting, and thanks to my friends at Opaline’s, it’s finally coming to fruition on Thursday, April 27.
Mestiza is a pop-up series concept paying homage to my multicultural background.
| Mestiza • noun. a woman of mixed racial or ethnic ancestry, especially, in Latin America, of mixed American Indian and European descent or, in the Philippines, of mixed native and foreign descent |
I am mestiza. My mother is mestiza. My maternal and paternal grandmothers are mestiza. I am a product comprised of multicultural mixing.
Part 1 of the series honors my mother’s Spanish and Filipino background. (Yes, that’s her pictured at around the age of 16.)
The menu I’ve created for Part 1 includes my interpretations of: halo-halo, mamon, turon, empanada, ensaymada, and more.
I’m very excited to share my food with you, and I hope to see you there!
Quantities are limited! Please RSVP by E-mail at Astreetcarnameddevour@gmail.com
When: Thursday, April 27 at 5pm till sold out
Where: Opaline’s, 221 SW Ankeny St. (Next to Tryst in Ankeny Alley.)